The Bar Council of India’s proposal to permit practice by foreign lawyers and law firms in India hits a roadblock

In February, the Delhi High Court accepted a petition challenging the BCI’s March 2023 rules published in the India Law Gazette permitting limited practice by foreign lawyers and law firms in India. The petition, filed by advocate Narendra Sharma and others, challenges the BCI’s authority to make these regulations under the Advocates Act of 1961….

80% of major jurisdictions use central qualifying assessment

In an international benchmarking exercise, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales finds that almost 80% of the jurisdictions surveyed have a common assessment as part of lawyer qualification. Report on SRA website

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